English specialists required in West Midlands Have you considered a career in teaching? Shireland Teaching School Alliance, working with the University of Warwick and Hays Education, are seeking high quality English specialists who aspire to train to teach. Our belief is that through emersion within a school environment trainee teachers will have continual opportunities to relate theory into practice by working alongside outstanding practitioners. STSA is a partnership of like-minded, good and outstanding Secondary and Primary Schools across the West Midlands which, assisted by a world-renowned University, provides initial and continuing teacher education and development of the very highest quality. Here at Shireland we aim to make a difference to the lives and academic achievement of each and every learner. Join us and inspire a love of learning in young people and change attitudes, aspirations, and their lives forever. What is school direct? School Direct is a school-led teacher training course that gives the trainee the chance to learn 'on the job' in a school. You will work as part of the teaching team from day one learning from experienced colleagues and immediately putting new skills into practice. The School Direct teacher training course runs for an academic year and leads to qualified teacher status (QTS), a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) and 60 masters-level credits from the University of Warwick. Am I eligible? Successful applicants must have an honours degree, normally a 2:1 or higher if applying for English, History or Drama and a minimum of a 2:2 for other subjects (overseas students must have a recognised equivalent qualification); a significant proportion of your degree must be in your chosen subject. You must also hold at least Grade C in GCSE English Language and Mathematics (and Science when applying for Primary Training). You may be eligible for a tax-free bursary of up to £25,000 whilst you train (dependent on subject and degree classification). If you are interested in applying, or you would like further information please call Shamima Khatun on . We have a number of open days and drop-in sessions taking place, an ideal way to find out more and experience what it's like to work in a school. If you would like to attend please contact me.